- Published 2016 in ArXiv

Many problems can be presented in an abstract form through a wide range of binary objects and relations which are defined over problem’s domain. In these problems, graphical demonstration of defined binary objects and solutions is the most suitable representation approach. In this regard, graph drawing problem discusses the methods for transforming combinatorial graphs to geometrical drawings in order to visualize them. This paper studies the force-directed algorithms and multi-surface techniques for drawing general undirected graphs. Particularly, this research describes force-directed approach to model the drawing of a general graph as a numerical optimization problem. So, it can use rich knowledge which is presented as an established system by the numerical optimization. Moreover, this research proposes the multi-surface approach as an efficient tool for overcoming local minimums in standard force-directed algorithms. Next, we introduce a new method for multisurface approach based on fuzzy clustering algorithms.

@article{Ashouri2016GraphsDT,
title={Graphs Drawing through Fuzzy Clustering},
author={Mohammadreza Ashouri and Ali Golshani and Dara Moazzami and Mandana Ghasemi},
journal={CoRR},
year={2016},
volume={abs/1603.07011}
}